Catching Up and the Long Con
3/30/14: Catching Up and the Long Con
The problem with vacations is, of course, your work doesn’t take time off. Yesterday is so named because I didn’t so much take a day-off from TCG on Friday as just move it to Sunday, working happily next to Heather as the rain came down. The rain has turned to snow this morning, but the kind of heavy and wet snow that could turn all at once to rain, the way slow-dancers break apart to rattle and groove when the music turns fast again.
Yesterday I also finally had time to add some quotes to The Hyperlink Bible, this time from the April issue of Poetry. This particular project is a bit of a long con: I will keep assembling these fragments until the reason for doing so emerges.
And sometimes all my work as an artist feels like a long con, and I can’t quite tell if I’m the maker or the mark. I spin all the little victories and temporary triumphs into a yarn of purpose, and if I can fool myself for long enough, I may even weave a real something out of all this playing around.
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 76 out of 90 days
Spanish: 74 out of 90 days
What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)
- Worked an extra eight hours on TCG business, sprinkled with a variety of Flux work;
- Thanked Congresswoman Barbara Lee for challenging Paul Ryan’s statements about inner cities;
- Thanked Congresswoman Grace Meng for voting against H.R. 1459;
- Asked Congress to extend the Wind Production Tax Credit;
- Ate all vegetarian meals (mostly organic, some local) and added no direct food waste (plastics bags, plastic water bottles, etc.),